Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs!

Dripping Springs

Service Above Self

Mondays at 11:45 AM
Flores Mexican Restaurant
2440 Hwy 290 E
Phone 512-858-2221
Dripping Springs, TX  78620
United States
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Treasurer
Secretary
Membership Chair
Public Relations
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Interact
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Immediate Past President
Foundation President
 
Interact Officers
Dripping Springs High School Rotary Interact Club
Josh King, President
Qasim Aziz, Vice President
Varun Verma, Treasurer
Sam White, Secretary
Catherine Manning, Historian
Nikhil Clayton, Community Outreach
 

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs, Texas. We invite you to take a look around our site and to find out more about our club and about Rotary International.  If, after considering what we offer you and the community, you would like to look into membership, suggest a project or are interested in speaking for the club, please contact us here.

The Rotary Club is a service organization focusing on local and international needs. Our local activities include:

  • Host the  Dripping Springs Home and Garden Show
  • Supports DS High School Interact Club
  • Awards scholarships to DS High School students
  • Support DS students to attend Camp Enterprise
  • Send students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA)
  • Supporting the local food bank, Helping Hands
  • Sponsor children through Project Elf through Helping Hands
  • Donate gifts to Operation Brown Santa through Interact
  • Highway Clean up on Ranch Road 12 twice per year
  • Helping The Burke Center, home for disadvantaged youths, with repairs and improvements, including refurbishing the horse barn
  • Host an annual tribute to veterans on Veteran's Day
  • Contribute to the local Veterans of Foreign War/American Legion
  • Support Polio Plus through “Pints for Polio”
  • Supported district fundraisers for grant programs
  • Supported the Tiger Reader Program, benefitting DSISD
  • HEB Community Challenge
  • Provide a shuttle from the high school to Founders Day
  • Host weekly programs relevant to our community

To pay for all of this we raise funds through dues, and various fund raisers. All of our activities are open; we have no secrets and we are proud of who we are.  We enjoy our Rotary membership and seek to support our community and the greater good through service.  After all, the motto of Rotary is "service above self," and we seek to embody that.

We meet Monday at noon at Flores Mexican Restaurant, two miles or so east of Dripping Springs on Highway 290.  We conduct club business, have social time for the members and have a wide variety of speakers discussing issues that impact our community, our country, or internationally.

Stop by, you don't need a reservation, or drop us a note and we will answer any questions about our club.

 
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WE NEED YOU!See the source image

Founders Day Parking Project is looking for a lot of good volunteers.  We have the drivers and need workers at the entrances and pick up locations.  It takes a lot of people working shifts for 2 days to make the magic happen and we need you.  See Debra Maddox to sign up today.

What do you do when you get a letter from the IRS?

According to retired IRS agent, Lynn Parent, you open it. You would be surprised how many people just don't open them.  The IRS does not send email because they consider it unsecured communication.  Some helpful hints from Lynn:
1. Only send mail to the IRS by certified mail or go on line to pay at IRS.gov
2. Open correspondence from the IRS and see what they want.  It could be as simple as identity issue, a missing signature or missing documents - don't assume the worst.
3. Audits are getting few and far between because the staffing levels for auditors has been cut (good news for you).
4. Assessments are arbitrary amounts by the IRS for non or late filers.  the SFR - substitute for return (you failed to file a return), so the IRS creates an amount of the assessment - best guess on their part, but you would still owe it and penalties.
5. The majority of problems with filing falls under the small business/self-employed category.  Usually because expenses are too high for revenues.  You can not have business losses 100% of the time.

DIAPER DRIVE FOR FOSTER VILLAGE

DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL BRING DIAPERS TO THE CLUB MEETING AND GET FREE 1 TICKET FOR THE WEEKLY 'CARD' DRAWING!

Rotary Club of Dripping Springs - Paul Harris Fellows

The club has 9 Paul Harris Fellows and 4 of those have more than one (+1).  Our Fellows include:
Pamela Bratton
Sharon Collier
Karlon Cox
Tom Glass
Phillip Hoggatt
Howard Lott
Renee Lovelace
Bonnie Rose
Ryan Taddia

FUTURE PROGRAMS

April 23 - DISD Bond Election - Dr. Gearing

April 30 - DS Rotary Club Foundation - Karlon Cox
 
May 7 - Jad Jadeja - DSISD Fab Lab
May 14 - Sheriff Cutler and Lt. Burns - Active Shooter
May 21 - Dave Edwards and Taline Manassian - Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones - Town Center Project
May 29 -  MEMORIAL DAY - NO MEETING
 
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